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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By dtw_rv6
Is your tailwheel missing? :D:D Sorry - it was...

Is your tailwheel missing? :D:D

Sorry - it was the first thing I thought of. I don't have any other ideas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,635
Posted By dtw_rv6
Iím curious to know if anyone looks for parasite...

Iím curious to know if anyone looks for parasite drain that would lead to long term undervolt on the battery. Is the amperage draw truly zero when the master is off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,917
Posted By dtw_rv6
I used to run premium auto fuel in mine a few...

I used to run premium auto fuel in mine a few years back until one of my fuel injectors got closed off with some goop that I attributed to auto fuel additives. This was when I had two magnetos. ...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,791
Posted By dtw_rv6
I don’t think this is the case. Uavionics...

I don’t think this is the case. Uavionics transmits a randomly generated identifier instead of the icao code in anonymous mode. You are “anonymous”at the point of transmission without second party...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,314
Posted By dtw_rv6
Over 600,000 attendees this year. One heck of a...

Over 600,000 attendees this year. One heck of a job for an organization with only 100 paid employees.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-14-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By dtw_rv6
Engine data spikes

I'm inclined to believe that the spikes shown in the photo are noise in the wiring rather than instantaneous changes in EGT. I'm getting similar spikes on CHT and Voltage - Cylinders at 380 will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,841
Posted By dtw_rv6
Practice slow flight at the edge of a stall.

You will be amazed at how controllable these aircraft are when sitting at the edge of a stall. I did this for over an hour a few years back - nose high, one notch of flaps, 60 knots at 5500 feet. I...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,052
Posted By dtw_rv6
I flew home from Evansville last summer under a...

I flew home from Evansville last summer under a solid overcast.. the Indianapolis area was painting yellow with lots of red but I could clearly make out the downtown area from 60 miles away. We...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,323
Posted By dtw_rv6
For the same reason you arenít providing your...

For the same reason you arenít providing your social security number as part of your signature on these messages..
Forum: GPS 05-31-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By dtw_rv6
That would be awesome. The price for a used...

That would be awesome. The price for a used GNS420w would fall exponentially.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,101
Posted By dtw_rv6
I think Iím near to Danís camp. Running Plasma...

I think Iím near to Danís camp. Running Plasma III and a Pmag. I could get a fairly non advanced spark if I disconnect the manifold tube from these systems, correct?
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By dtw_rv6
I would proseal the rear baffle in place and test...

I would proseal the rear baffle in place and test without rivets if I had to. It’s no fun to find and fix after the plane is assembled.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By dtw_rv6
Klauseís diagram shows the shield running from...

Klauseís diagram shows the shield running from pin 13 to ground. Iím not familiar with Dynon, but it should be fine to attach to a ground pin or the airframe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,168
Posted By dtw_rv6
Ding! We have a winner. No dataplate - no...

Ding! We have a winner. No dataplate - no airworthiness. Has to be done by the owner. Doesnít stop dishonest people from being dishonest, but it should do a good job of severing liability -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,168
Posted By dtw_rv6
This whole thread is baloney. Builder...

This whole thread is baloney. Builder (manufacturer) has no authority over airworthiness status.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By dtw_rv6
One more try

Another way would be to guess. Pull a spark plug from each cylinder but leave it connected to the harness and ground it to the engine. They will spark one coil at a time as you pull the prop blade...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By dtw_rv6
I would unplug the harness completely at both...

I would unplug the harness completely at both ends.

Next use a jumper to ground one wire at a time to the airframe. Go to the opposite end and check what wire has continuity to the frame. Do that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By dtw_rv6
Birds donít like ceiling fans when they are on. ...

Birds donít like ceiling fans when they are on. They like them even less with shiny Mylar streamers dangling from them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,841
Posted By dtw_rv6
I want to challenge everyone here to take a hard...

I want to challenge everyone here to take a hard honest look at YOUR personal minimums for the flight into Oshkosh this year. Set them and donít violate them. I honestly believe this the single...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By dtw_rv6
Iím likely to disable traffic on my primary...

Iím likely to disable traffic on my primary moving map, and only pull it up on my iPad or phone. Itís just a big distraction in my opinion. Filtering by region doesnít help at crowded airports. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By dtw_rv6
Toggle or suppression is the only way for me. ...

Toggle or suppression is the only way for me. Try going for an hour flight with 4 other planes. No matter how quiet the volume is, the constant growl of ďTrrrrraaffic!Ē grates on my nerves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,316
Posted By dtw_rv6
I tried the RV type instead of RV6, but...

I tried the RV type instead of RV6, but controllers kept asking if I was an 8 or a 7 or which one...I assume they they are limited in how they can enter that info into the computer... but I have no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,316
Posted By dtw_rv6
I chose my N number back when we were supposed to...

I chose my N number back when we were supposed to identify as Experimental without the RV. I wish I had chosen differently now.

ďIndianapolis approach, Experimental RV6 6 tree niner romeo...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By dtw_rv6
I wish there was a suppression button for these...

I wish there was a suppression button for these alerts. Only way I’ve found to shut Betty up is to disable the serial port :eek:

I’m installing a toggle switch... yuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,316
Posted By dtw_rv6
Small point

The pilot in command is always required to determine if an aircraft is airworthy or not. The FAA doesn’t do it, your mechanic isn’t allowed to do it, but my wife bets her life that I do it before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By dtw_rv6
Anodized aluminum gets an acetate sealer applied...

Anodized aluminum gets an acetate sealer applied to prevent the fresh unoxidized surface from corroding. It is also during the seal process that colors get added to the surface. It is fairly...
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By dtw_rv6
I wouldnít use Belleville washers unless...

I wouldnít use Belleville washers unless specified by the prop designer for your specific prop and engine. Bolt torque is voodoo magic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By dtw_rv6
Easiest

Just trace over the markings with the same pen (or same style). the solvents that let the ink flow out will dissolve the already dried out ink, then you can use mek (or your favorite solvent) to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By dtw_rv6
Lightspeed earseals are horrible.

Lightspeed earseals are horrible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By dtw_rv6
I am soooo glad to see I'm not the only packrat...

I am soooo glad to see I'm not the only packrat out there with all of my leftover bits from my build more than 12 years ago! I didn't throw much away - I have several pounds of rivets, nuts, bolts,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,187
Posted By dtw_rv6
A blanket! It gets downright cold around 4am.

A blanket! It gets downright cold around 4am.
Forum: ADS-B 04-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,323
Posted By dtw_rv6
Well said Dan (as usual). This ďfeatureĒ has...

Well said Dan (as usual).

This ďfeatureĒ has been misrepresented by uAvionix for certain. It isnít anonymous.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-11-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By dtw_rv6
Just because the gun is set to 800f, donít assume...

Just because the gun is set to 800f, donít assume the solder is ever going to get that hot. Heat transfer will fall off drastically as the air gap increases... the. There is the insulating effect...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By dtw_rv6
I used a heat gun to warm the jacket on the last...

I used a heat gun to warm the jacket on the last RG400 cable I assembled. It didnít soften much, but eventually I was able to get it assembled.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,068
Posted By dtw_rv6
If I can make eye contact or see the pilot acting...

If I can make eye contact or see the pilot acting like they are about to move, I might call. Otherwise, I go.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,064
Posted By dtw_rv6
Sounds like Iíll be manufacturing my own engine...

Sounds like Iíll be manufacturing my own engine next time.
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,938
Posted By dtw_rv6
Donít underestimate the value of a light...

Donít underestimate the value of a light aircraft. An RV loaded to gross weight is an albatross compared to a sub 1000lb aircraft with minimal fuel load on board. Fighter jet versus 18wheeler.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,493
Posted By dtw_rv6
Ugly Snorkel Contest

I rebuilt mine twice when I built the airplane 10 years ago and I've never liked it. It was looking long in the tooth last fall, so I replaced the baffle ramp and did some re-glassing this summer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,929
Posted By dtw_rv6
Everybody lies about cruise speed, and fishing!

Everybody lies about cruise speed, and fishing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By dtw_rv6
The FAA and/or the DAR do not sign off on phase...

The FAA and/or the DAR do not sign off on phase I. The builder does.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,644
Posted By dtw_rv6
Superior talked me out of buying their 320 when I...

Superior talked me out of buying their 320 when I purchased years ago. I wanted fuel savings and they pointed out that the 360 will have same fuel burn if you duplicate the 320 settings with your...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-28-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 144,179
Posted By dtw_rv6
Can you punch holes in those side bulkheads and...

Can you punch holes in those side bulkheads and route through them?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By dtw_rv6
Tread cautiously with check valves on your crank...

Tread cautiously with check valves on your crank vent line. Lots of info here in the archives to make you question the wisdom.

I have no firsthand experience... Iíve been using a lithium iron...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,323
Posted By dtw_rv6
I'm not wild about hand-propping an IO-360......

I'm not wild about hand-propping an IO-360... I've had the same thoughts about my RV6 :) What exactly constitutes an electrical system? Let's see - hang a starter on the motor with an external plug...
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,814
Posted By dtw_rv6
If it doesnít bend, then itís bound to break...

If it doesnít bend, then itís bound to break...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By dtw_rv6
It might reduce the pressure, but it would also...

It might reduce the pressure, but it would also leave the rod exposed to collect moisture and debris - neither of which will help your cylinder life either.

Entropy happens.....

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,353
Posted By dtw_rv6
Air doesnít sit in the engine compartment long...

Air doesnít sit in the engine compartment long enough to benefit from ďcold airĒ induction.
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,342
Posted By dtw_rv6
You won't get any disagreement from me Bob. My...

You won't get any disagreement from me Bob. My only point was that if I'm going to be able to pick my crash configuration, it's going to be at the slowest possible speed to minimize the need to...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,342
Posted By dtw_rv6
It's not all about the total G load, the rate of...

It's not all about the total G load, the rate of the acceleration change and the duration of the load also play into it. Sprint car drivers have had survivable incidents where the max G was measured...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By dtw_rv6
Don't plan on it being available on startup if...

Don't plan on it being available on startup if you leave it in the cockpit when parked. iPads will overheat very easily compared with avionics built for the environment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By dtw_rv6
Heresy

I only have one phillips screw on each side of the spinner in this location, slightly toward the front for screw access. There is some wear on the screw hole after ten years of use, but there is no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By dtw_rv6
Rebuilt snorkel flange

I just rebuilt the flange on my inlet snorkel after ten years of service. It was never flat when new - I slathered on some silicone and bolted it on.

So I cleaned up the flange and here is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 331,533
Posted By dtw_rv6
Steve, My ailerons are so close together, I had...

Steve,

My ailerons are so close together, I had to use .045 aluminum for a web on my gust locks... maybe you could use a slot and a "push lock" tab that would grab a hole in a thin piece of sheet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By dtw_rv6
I don't have any issue with sharing my design...

I don't have any issue with sharing my design ideas, but currently I don't plan to share the actual models that I create. The image file along with the actual PMag is enough for anyone with 3d...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By dtw_rv6
Anybody want to do the data collection? Again -...

Anybody want to do the data collection? Again - my plane is down for several weeks for a lot of reasons.... when I get far enough down on my squawk list I can take the measurements, but it won't be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By dtw_rv6
Based on the mails and messages, there is a...

Based on the mails and messages, there is a moderate interest in the shroud. It will take a bit of time to get all of them made, but I'll get back with everyone privately to confirm.

I do have a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By dtw_rv6
I chose to feed the cooling air from the end...

I chose to feed the cooling air from the end because I think the air will mainly flow through only one branch if it is centered, and I wouldn’t know for certain if air was going both ways (with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By dtw_rv6
PMag Cooling Shroud

Someone in another thread mentioned printing a cooling shroud for Pmags. Here is what I installed on mine:

http://halie.com/size/10/oPg.jpg

Printed from Nylon - wasn't one of my easiest print...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By dtw_rv6
More 3d printed fun

Back to 3d printing RV fun

http://halie.com/scale/20/oPK.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By dtw_rv6
Ouch. That's harsh. I knew that unit didn't...

Ouch. That's harsh. I knew that unit didn't have a tray, so this wasn't anything I didn't plan on.

I wonder if you could get the shipping company to give you records of the actual shipping weight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By dtw_rv6
Garmin Tray

What do you do when the used GNS420 you bought didn't come with a tray? They are over $550 on Ebay :eek:

Answer:
Print one!
http://halie.com/scale/10/oP9.jpg

I'll fabricate the metal tube to...
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,323
Posted By dtw_rv6
Check your email Dan.

Check your email Dan.
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